heartsick

adjective
heart·​sick | \ ˈhärt-ˌsik How to pronounce heartsick (audio) \

Definition of heartsick

: very despondent : depressed

Other Words from heartsick

heartsickness noun

Examples of heartsick in a Sentence

They were absolutely heartsick over the loss of their home. I was heartsick to learn of their divorce.
Recent Examples on the Web In his heartsick confusion, the song’s narrator is deflecting responsibility for what might happen next. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Since the Russian invasion began in Ukraine, Anna Afanasieva has been heartsick with worry for her parents and sister who live in Odessa, in southern Ukraine. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022 The trio — Solo Tres — sings a heartsick Mexican ballad of love and loss. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Unlike Van Zandt, who sounds heartsick, frayed, and desperate, Dando gives a performance that is practically jaunty. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 Millions of Russians with friends and relatives in Ukraine are heartsick, while others cling to the belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing only what is necessary to protect the motherland against a perfidious West. Katya Korobtsova, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 As the global pandemic shape shifts around us, many people are still isolated, alone, fearful, hurting, hungry, heartsick, and needing a hand. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 27 Dec. 2021 As the global pandemic shape shifts around us, many people are still isolated, alone, fearful, hurting, hungry, heartsick, and needing a hand. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, 27 Dec. 2021 As the pandemic shape-shifts around us, many people are still isolated, alone, fearful, hurting, hungry, heartsick and in need of a hand. Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of heartsick

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heartsick was circa 1529

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3 May 2022

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“Heartsick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartsick. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for heartsick

heartsick

adjective
heart·​sick | \ ˈhärt-ˌsik How to pronounce heartsick (audio) \

Kids Definition of heartsick

: very sad

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